Back in February my housemate/best friend Cara went to a Travel Talk expo in South West London where we ended up booking a 9 day trip to Egypt. We chose to go with the Felucca Odyssey tour and added an extra nights accommodation at the end of the trip to recover.
The cheapest flights we could find was with Austrian Airlines, which connected Heathrow to Cairo via Vienna and return.
After some late night packing on the Friday we were up and at the airport by 4.00 – rookie mistake as check in didn’t open till 4.30am and security not till 5.
After about 7 hours in transit, we reached Cairo Airport. Travel Talk supply pre and post airport transfers, so our ‘collector’ gathered us round and took our payments before going and securing us tourist visas, then it was about 30-40 minutes to the hotel.
During my stint in Turkey I tried to partake in every traditional cultural activity – from the food to the relaxation. One of the things that I (and 3 other girls) tried was the Turkish bath. Also known as the Hamam, it is a place for relaxation or cleansing.